In the 1960s, the steel production industry sought a way to filter the cooling water used to cool steel production. During production, both free solid material from the line, and residual oils from previous formation steps, would be on the materials being cooled.
Two case histories highlight the successful use of water-based rust preventives for protecting large engine cooling water systems. Released by Cortec, the studies show how two engine manufacturers added the chemicals to cooling water at 20 percent to solve corrosion issues.
ASHRAE and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) established definitions for five refrigeration keywords: cooling, refrigeration, chilling, freezing and cold chain. The definitions are the result of more than a year of discussions and were established to clarify the meaning of basic terminology.
Fouling of pipes and heat exchanging surfaces lowers the thermal efficiency of the system. Fouling also increases the friction losses and induces erosion, corrosion and energy waste by increasing the demand for a higher flow rate.
Designed for applications where a fine level of filtration is not required, Series ORC can be installed in parallel to handle larger flow rates. Perforated stainless steel screens are available with 3000, 5000 or 8000 micron openings.
Manufacturing processes can produce adverse ambient conditions that can affect employees, production uptime and product quality. Using ancillary systems with production equipment can produce excess heat in the building, sometimes increasing the ambient temperature by 20°F (11°C) or more. These temperature fluctuations can create a difficult environment for employees as well as equipment.
Steam is essential in the production of many consumables, including dairy products, processed foods, beverages, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Similar to compressed air, steam often is considered a utility or energy source — generated at a central location and then distributed to various points of use throughout the facility.
Anyone in the industrial or wastewater industries knows that cooling towers are among the largest consumers of water. Even small towers use more than 105,000 ft3 (3,000 m3) of water per year. To put things in perspective, that is enough water for more than 200 households.
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February 27, 2019
Industrial processing factories require temperature control units (TCUs) for a wide range of purposes – from heating batches of tomato soup to extruding plastic pipe to maintaining a consistent temperature in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Plenty Backflush Filter is designed to keep processes running without manual intervention. Designed specifically for applications on water systems, the filter is offered in stainless steel or cast iron housings in sizes to suit most applications.